One of the earliest changes to Overwatch League format made after the season had started was to move the hybrid maps to the first map played from being the last. This was after the first day match between Seoul Dynasty and Dallas Fuel ended in a 2-1 victory for the Dynasty, the last map being a draw and a similar ending the next week to the Philadelphia Fusion vs San Francisco Shock match that saw the Fusion win 2-1 with the last map being a draw. Read more …
Yesterday the Overwatch Fiesta Bowl took place with collegiate teams from some of the top schools competing in the competition. College Esports continues to grow very quickly on the scene and is becoming a major event at schools across the country. Here is how things went at the Fiesta Bowl.
In Stage One an interesting match was the L.A. Valiant vs. the Shanghai Dragons. Some of the game mechanics came into play and our analyst Brendan Lowry explains why taking risks in the league is a good choice for teams.
With the end of the Overwatch League Stage 1, so must the practice of having teams play through the fourth map (the Map of Shame) after being steamrolled and having already lost the match must end. This practice is anti-climactic to every match in which it occurs and demoralizing to both the team and the fans of the team that is on the losing end.
After a grueling Stage 1 finals last Saturday, Blizzard released an announcement that changes would take place for Stage 2. Here is all the information.
ExcitablePancake runs one of the largest Overwatch communities on the Internet. No, he is not a Blizzard community manager. He happens to moderate the often chaotic Competitive Overwatch Reddit. His job is harder than most trying to weed through the posts and community to make sure readers know what is real and what is full blown rumor.
In a bold move after Stage One, the Shanghai Dragons make some major signings. Four of the players coming in should help the team in Stage Two. There will be a lot of roster changes and it will be interesting to watch the Dragons rise up. Here is the press release announcing their new signings.